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The Routledge Handbook of Science and Empire

Edited by: Andrew Goss

Print publication date:  July  2021
Online publication date:  July  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367221256
eBook ISBN: 9780429273360
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The Routledge Handbook of Science and Empire introduces readers to important new research in the field of science and empire. This compilation of inquiry into the inextricably intertwined history of science and empire reframes the field, showing that one could not have grown without the other.

The volume expands the history of science through careful attention to connections, exchanges, and networks beyond the scientific institutions of Europe and the United States. These 27 original essays by established scholars and new talent examine: scientific and imperial disciplines, networks of science, scientific practice within empires, and decolonised science. The chapters cover a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology and psychiatry to biology and geology. There is global coverage, with essays about China, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, India, the Middle East, Russia, the Arctic, and North and South America. Specialised essays cover Jesuit science, natural history collecting, energy systems, and science in UNESCO.

With authoritative chapters by leading scholars, this is a guiding resource for all scholars of empire and science. Free of jargon and with clearly written essays, the handbook is a valuable path to further inquiry for any student of the history of science and empire.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Situating the empire in history of science Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Cartography and empire from early modernity to postmodernity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Racial science Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Meteorology and empire Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Colonial psychiatry Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Anthropology and empire Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Natural history collections and empire Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Non-Western collectors and their contributions to natural history, c. 1750–1940 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Energy and empire Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Science, empire, and the old Society of Jesus, 1540–1773 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Networks of knowledge in the Indo-Pacific, 1600–1800 Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Between transimperial networking and national antagonism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Iberian science, Portuguese Empire, and cultures of inquiry in early-modern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The dynamic trajectory of French colonialism and science Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Another empire Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The planting of “colonial” science in Russian soil Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Scientific knowledge in the Qing Empire Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Empire, cultivation, and the environment in Southeast Asia since 1500 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Science and its publics in British India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  From history of science to history of knowledge? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Empires and science Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Science in early North America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Science, the United States, and Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Arctic science Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Science and decolonisation in UNESCO Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Decolonising science and medicine in Indonesia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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